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Thames & Kosmos Flying Ornithopters

Thames & Kosmos Flying Ornithopters - image 1 of 7

About this item


  • Build mechanical birds & butterflies that really fly
  • Perfect for all flight fanatics
  • Completely DIY
An ornithopter is a mechanical aircraft that flies by flapping its wings. It imitates the flapping wing flight of birds, insects, and bats. Build four ornithopter models including a bird, bat, butterfly, and dragonfly. The wings work like propellers to generate lift and thrust, powered by a wind-up rubber band engine. A streamlined and durable bamboo and plastic building system enables the models to be light enough to fly gracefully through the air like winged animals.
Material: Plastic, Wood
Includes: Instruction guide, game pieces
Suggested Age: 8 Years and Up
Grade Level: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
Number of Players: 1 Player
Number of Activities: 4
Educational Focus: Science
Power Source: Non-powered
TCIN: 51463072
UPC: 814743012059
Item Number (DPCI): 086-00-1127
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Ratings & reviews

overall: 3 out of 5 stars, see all reviews

Most recent reviews

This is for ONE ornithopter with four different, interchangeable bodies

(would not recommend)
3 out of 5 stars
llama mama 9 months ago
verified purchaser
I thought this was for four ornithopters, but we were mistaken: it's a four-in-one kit, as in four different bodies/shells for one ornithopter skeleton.
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